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Call Me Mr. Brightside

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011



Winter comes and the colors get duller. Why not bring a fresh breath of spring with you during the dull winter days? Yellow is not just for happening April evenings, lost in meadows of sunny mirth! Added (in splashes) to your dark and foreboding winter wear will make everything pop. Think brown and yellow, blue and yellow, grey and yellow, black and yellow…etc. You get the point.

Remember, think SPLASHES. Not full ensembles.

During the dreary days, spice up your black/blue/grey formal wear with this Italian Yellow Sun Silk Neck Tie. You can even dress down this tie by wearing it with a casual shirt and blue pants/jeans, like this Street Style feature on GQ (see below). The juxtaposition between the yellow/mustard pants with a blue top is hot right now. Get funky if you feel it.

Another way to rock yellow in your ensemble is to use cufflinks. This Aymara Yellow Lion’s Paw Butterfly Cufflink pair will look great with a brown or black suit. It will add just the appropriate amount of color to not blind spectators and throw off the visual scale of your colleagues.

These new suits from JCrew are the perfect back drop for this kind of fashion. GQ Editor’s Choice article explains: “The two suits shown with the washed pastel shirts.”—Ted Stafford, GQ European market editor

“The slim gray cotton suit with a washed pale yellow shirt and a striped knit tie—and a Jim Nelson favorite as well!”—Brian Coats, GQ senior fashion and market editor

“There was a pale gray suit with an electric, almost lemon-colored oxford shirt that I will almost certainly own.”—Sean Fennessey, GQ multimedia content editor

And don’t forget the old fashioned pocket square. They never go out of style and have a function: wipe your chin, nose, hands, lady’s tears. Choose a color that will pop against a solid suit color, like this Creamsicle Paisley Silk Pocket Square:

And for the bolder types out there, don’t be afraid to try a yellow blazer like this one recently featured on the runway from the Parke & Ronen Collection Spring 2012 collection:

Lastly, these Aymara Yellow Butterfly Cufflinks are the perfect medium between extremes: light colored, simple, detailed, and organic! Plus any of the Aymara Butterfly Cufflinks support a Peruvian Butterfly farm, committed to protecting and raising exotic butterflies. Look good and give back to nature. We’ll donate 10% to the farm with your purchase:

Aymara Dawn Butterfly Cufflinks


Stay yellow fashion friends. Minus the jaundice, we wouldn’t want that..